Music On Vinyl - MOVLP1220 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 8718469536962
Audiophile Remaster - Insert - Numbered Coloured Limited Edition
The music is epic, driving, classic and cool. All of these adjectives were used to describe the music desired by the creative team making Hercules. Composer Fernando Velázquez rose to the occasion and delivered a fantastic score. The recording sessions took place at Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios in London, with Fernando conducting the tremendous London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hercules (2014) is a riveting adventure blockbuster directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock), Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and more. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
The film was a pleasant surprise to critics. The chief film critic for Variety wrote: "it's a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before: it cuts the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get while still being played by Dwayne Johnson)" and further added that "[Hercules's] strongest asset is surely Johnson, who continues to foster one of the most affable, guileless screen personas in movies today."
The music epic, driving, classic and cool. All of these adjectives were used to describe the music desired by the creative team making Hercules. Composer Fernando Velázquez rose to the occasion and delivered a fantastic score. The recording sessions took place at Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios in London, with Fernando conducting the tremendous London Philharmonic Orchestra.
We are pleased to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of Hercules, composed by World Soundtrack Award nominee Fernando Velázquez. Directed by Brett Ratner, the film stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role alongside Ian McShane, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell..
Velázquez is a Spanish-born orchestral music, television and film composer, as well as an accomplished cello player who has played in various orchestras. In 2010 he was selected to create symphonic works for the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Velázquez composed the award-winning soundtracks for The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, and Guillermo del Toro’s The Orphanage for which he was nominated for The World Soundtrack Award. His other credits include M. Night Shayamalan’s The Devil, Guillermo del Toro’s Mama, BackWoods starring Gary Oldman and Savage Grace starring Julianne Moore.
“I really tried to address the strength and nobility of Hercules in the movie,” comments Velázquez on the score, which was recorded with the London Philharmonia Orchestra. “The music tries to capture this kindness along with the great strength. It sounds modern and yet it feels classical as it is completely symphonic, even when incorporating electronics and all kind of ‘modern’ drums.”
In tracks such as “Pirates’ Camp,” “Bessi-Battle” and “Centaurs,” Velázquez conjures up stirring feelings of combat and excitement. In “Hercules” and “The Statue Falls,” he finds a heroic vein. The combined resources of orchestral and electronic music create powerful mythical sounds in the tracks “Athens” and “Dungeon,” while in “I Will Believe in You” Velázquez shows his skill at evoking sincere emotion.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
1. SON OF ZEUS
2. PIRATE’S CAMP
4. ARRIVAL AT LORD COTYS’ CITY
7. LORD COTYS’ PALACE
8. I WILL BELIEVE IN YOU
9. THE LION’S TOOTH
1. BESSI’S VALLEY
3. THE CAMPFIRE
3. THE BATTLE
4. RHESUS CAUGHT
5. DUNGEON & I AM HERCULES
1. KILL EURYSTHEUS
2. COTYS BRINGS OUT ARIUS
3. FINAL FIGHT & TYDEUS’ DEATH
4. THE STATUE FALLS
5. COMRADES STAND TOGETHER
6. ALTERNATIVE ENDING
7. END TITLES
8. CHOIR THEME